It was just a little over a year ago that Terry's Ice Cream Shop owner Carlos Rocha had to close his doors after an electrical fire left his former location on School Street with extensive water and smoke damage.
Although the windows to the new Terry's location on Atlantic Avenue are still blacked out, Rocha said the store will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Earlier this month, Rocha was awarded a common victualler's license by the Board of Selectmen and was also granted permission to open early to serve coffee, bagels and donuts.
And while he said his primary focus will be on serving up ice cream for the time being - Rocha said he asked for permission to open at 7 a.m. so he would have the option of serving breakfast.
"I've done it before and I may end up needing to do it during the winter," Rocha said. "We used to sell Krispy Kremes."
Rocha also asked board members for more information about getting permission for some outdoor seating in a small area outside the shop's front door.
The new 1,300-square-foot space, located at 22 Atlantic Ave., is two times larger than his former business and is adjacent to Sweeney's Retreat, Shubie's Marketplace and Nuggets.